Maravella's International Orchestra History
The Maravella Orchestra, was born in Caldes de Malavella (Girona's province) in spring of 1951. The founder was Lluís Ferrer Puigdemont, and his successor, for many years, has been Manel Comadevall Roca. The name of "Maravella" is chosen knowing one of the names of the village in the age of romans's domain in Spain. In 2001 we celebrated the 50th anniversary of our foundation, at the central act, we were acompanied with over 3.000 fans.
The early years go by travelling abroad, so the name of "INTERNATIONAL ORCHESTRA".
Along over 60 years running we performed in Spain, Belgium, Germany, Italy, France, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Netherlands, Andorra, Denmark, Africa...and also the old URSS where we travelled through all Republics, whats corraborates our deserved nick name.
CREU DE SANT JORDI DE LA GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA,(Cross of St. George of the Generalitat of Catalonia) was the gained prize at october's 21 in 1.997 to popularize catalan music everywhere in the world.
PREMIS ARC- (Arc Awards)- (Association Representatives of Catalonia) awarded the prize for Maravella Orchestra 2015 "Best Tour Dance Band" and in 2001 in recognition of his "artistic and professional development".
PREMI"LA BLANCA"- (The White Awards) - (Musicians Union of Catalonia). Award for our orchestra by popular vote.
ORCHESTRA MARAVELLA are present in the most important musical events in all of Spain:
Fairs in Sevilla, Valencia Fallas, San Fermin in Pamplona, Pilar of Zaragoza Fairs, Festivals of the Mercè in Barcelona, San Isidro in Madrid, the Carnival in Galicia, Spain Casinos, Semana Grande de Bilbao, Vitoria Fiestas de la Virgen Blanca , Gran Hotel "Bahia del Duque" (Adeje-Tenerife), Lanzarote ... and Events and Festivals in all country.
The latest recent trips abroad have been on the island of Malta (2012), Budapest (Hungary-2011) and Marrakech (Morocco-2010).
Our work in other musical events underwrites the renown of Great Musical Band.
Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, belowt 18.000 spectators at "the Old People's Day"
Orchestra in “Great Night Galicia in Barcelona”.
"Dear Mary"(a tribute to the famous Mary Santpere).
Festival of Mediterranean (9 years) , among others.
In recent years, their performances in radio and television programs have been constant:
"Divendres" (TV3),Last Chapter of the renowned series "Ventdelplà", “El Club”, “Els Matins” de tv3, “Entre Línies”, "Nydia" (50th Anniversary Special Orchestra Maravella)
"La Columna" Especial Cap d'Any "2000+2" "Festa Major"
"Especial Mari Pau" "L'Envelat" "Tres Pics i Repicó"
"Maremàgnum","Som i Serem", "Canya-Canya", "De Vacances", "Mag Magazine",
"Música Vista"(Special one-hour)
"Noches de Gala" "Passarel.la", among others.
Radio Programs : Catalunya Ràdio, RAC1, Cadena Ser, Punto Ràdio, Ona Catalana, Cadena Dial, RNE, etc.
In 1993 was edited the history of Maravella Orchestra , with the book called "MARAVELLA, MERAVELLOSA" (Marvellous , Maravella), original philologist Matías López López (Lleida).
In 2001 on the 50th anniversary of the Orchestra is reissued a revised and updated second edition.